He steals the painting because he wants money and was going to sell it once he said through the newspaper that he had already burned it.
The Antagonist of Chasing Vermeer is Fred, ( Xavier Glitts ) or "Glitter Man. He was the person that stole the painting, The Lady Writing.YOLO NERD
In Chasing Vermeer, Fred Steadman is the name of the man posing as Tommy's new stepfather. It turns out he is an art thief by the name of Xavier Glitts. Chasing Vermeer was written by Blue Balliett.
Xavier glitts, or tommy's mom's boy friend
"old Fred" aka Xavier Glitts is chasing Calder and Petra.
The resolution to Chasing Vermeer is in the last chapter where they find the thief, and everything is cleared up. You will just have to chose a part from the last chapter for the resolution. :)
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Chasing Vermeer is about when a painting by Vermeer is stolen and 2 kids (Calder and Petra) attempt to get it back. Clues from their neighbor Mrs. Sharpe and their teacher Ms. Hussey receive 2 letters from the culprit. Also read the book. The first 5 chapters are pretty boring but if you ready the end it is pretty exciting when the culprit is revealed.
The thief actually turns out to be Xavier Glitts- A.K.A., Tommy's stepfather. He also wrote the letters. He set the whole entire thing up, from marrying Tommy's mother to hiding A Lady Writing. He dies at the end because of a heart attack on a train. Sorry for any spoilers...
Chapter 24 of Chasing Vermeer is about how the main characters, Petra and Calder, get the Lady out of Delia Dell Hall. On their way out of the exit door, a siren goes off. A man named Fred Steadman, (real name: Xavier Glitts) also the thief who stole the Lady, chased after them. Calder, who was the Lady in his jacket, trips to distract Fred from beating Petra; however, that kind of backfired. Calder and Fred were at a playground. Fred pushed Calder over a slide and took the Lady away. Calder was badly hurt, but he didn't give away; Calder pretended to be knocked out. When it looked like Fred was gone, Calder followed.He quickly caught up and saw Fred climb up into the Castiglione's tree house. Fred must've been a little to fat because after a while, Fred fell off and passed out. Calder quickly recovered the Lady and took a break in the tree house.Meanwhile, Petra got home and started searching for Calder, but just couldn't find him. So she got a snow shovel for a weapon, just in case Fred was lurking around in the shadows. She noticed the tree house that Calder was hiding in and climbed up. Petra saved Calder. Quickly, word spread and Calder and Petra were getting interviewed.Calder and Petra had an old- lady friend, Mrs. Sharpe. They would often visit her and she would congratulate them.To answer you question, Chapter 24 is about how things untie and come together at the end.